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Windows 7: Is it possible to hook up this antique printer?

30 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Is it possible to hook up this antique printer?


I recently replaced my secretary's old Windows XP machine with a new Windows 7 64bit Home Premium one. Everything has worked fantastic so far, except for getting her old tank of a printer to work. The printer is a Unisys UDS9724+, it is huge, has 2 trays, and an envelope feeder. Apparently this printer used to be popular with government agencies.

The printer works great and the secretary loves it, however my efforts so far to get it to work have been with windows 7 are futile. The new PC has no parallel connection, so I purchased a cheapo (regrettably) e-bay usb-parallel connection. It came with no software, windows detected it and installed a driver but the Windows 7 machine doesn't seem to see the printer on the other side.

Next, I tried connecting the printer to the old xp machine and sharing it on the network. I can print to it from the other xp machines in the office, but when I try installing the printer on the Windows 7 machine it cannot find an appropriate driver.

I looked for drivers online, and cannot find any drivers for this thing (let alone a windows 7 one). Should I just give up on this thing? Or can anyone recommend a laser printer that has 2 trays and an envelope feeder?

Here is the original 1997 brochure for the machine

Thank you.

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01 Oct 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Too old. You could try a universal driver, or installing as XP compatible, but I doubt you will have any joy... Sorry.
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